What is Group Counseling?
Group Counseling can be a very helpful and powerful tool in addressing student concerns. A group can offer an environment where students can increase self-understanding, enhance personal relationships and try out new behaviors while receiving feedback and support from peers experiencing similar concerns. Groups generally consist of 4-10 members and meet on a weekly basis. An appointment with the group facilitator is necessary before becoming a member of any counseling group. To schedule group counseling, come by or call the Counseling Center.
Specific group topics and types of groups vary each semester. Below is a list of groups that will be offered for the current semester, but other group topics that may be offered in the future, include LGBT support, healthy relationships, social confidence and many other helpful topics. Visit this page again, call us, or stop by the Counseling Center at the start of each semester to learn more about the groups that will be offered each semester.
Fall 2013 Groups
INTERPERSONAL PROCESS GROUP
Having trouble dealing with difficult relationships? This group operates under the premise that, although each person may have problems that seem very different, common to most is a basic difficulty maintaining healthy relationships. The group is designed to serve as a safe and supportive “social laboratory” within which students can work toward practicing honest and direct communication and interpersonal exploration. The group will provide students with a place to take risks and try out new behaviors, such as being assertive or expressing difficult feelings. Group members will share, learn, and improve together with their fellow students in a small group setting.
Day & Time: Thursday 2:00—3:00 PM
Anticipated Start Date: September 12, 2013
Are you struggling with the death of someone who was close to you? This is a support group with students who have lost someone close to them. The group is designed to offer emotional support for students who are grieving the death of someone significant in their lives. Group members will be provided with educational information that will help them gain further insight and understanding about the impact of grief and loss on developing healthy coping skills.
Day & Time: Wednesday 5:00—6:30 PM
Start Date: To be determined and based on member availability
Need to learn better ways to manage your stress? The goal of this group is to introduce mindfulness techniques that you can apply to your everyday life. Mindfulness is a practice that will help bring your awareness to the present moment. This group will teach mindfulness techniques that will help you to manage stress, cope with anxiety, and improve your overall emotional and physical well-being. If you want to practice self-care and learn healthy relaxation techniques, then this is the group for you!
Anticipated Day & Time: Tuesday 3:45—4:45 PM
Anticipated Start Date: October 15, 2013
SISTER TO SISTER
Interested in sharing your experience as an African-American woman? This group is tailored to address the needs and issues salient to African American/Black women in the college environment. This group setting is designed to provide information and encourage supportive dialogue among African American female students. Participants will receive information about options for coping and have an opportunity to discuss their shared experiences as African American women as they seek to obtain educational success while maintaining good emotional health.
Day & Time: To be determined and based on availability
Anticipated Start Date: October 15, 2013
Groups generally consist of 4-10 members and meet on a weekly basis. If you are interested in attending or learning more about any of our groups, please stop by the counseling center or call us at 936.296.1720. An appointment with the group facilitator is necessary before becoming a member of any group. All groups are led by professional counselors who will lead the group and ensure confidential and safe atmosphere is achieved.
Sam Houston Counseling Center
Box 2059 | Huntsville, TX 77341-2059 |Phone: 936.294.1720 |Fax: 936.294.3794